Palo Alto, CA (October 9, 2006)–Leading Indian film composer Harris Jayaraj has taken delivery of a new Euphonix MC Media Application Controller. Jayaraj, well-known for his musical scores to many popular Indian films, purchased the surface controller to interface with his two primary workstation applications, Digidesign Pro Tools and Apple Logic Pro.
With its ability to enhance workflow with any application by being able to detect the latest active application and reset all controls to match, the MC was the perfect solution to enable Jayaraj to seamlessly switch between his Pro Tools and Logic Pro workstation applications. “Logic Pro is my central workstation application on which I write, record, and program MIDI keyboard tracks for my film scores, and I use Pro Tools for mixing and mastering my soundtracks,” stated Jayaraj. “Hence, the ability to conveniently move back and forth between these two applications is critical to the way I work. With the MC’s ability to sense these applications and reset itself to match, the process of alternating back and forth is greatly simplified and enables me to focus on the creative task at hand-not the mechanical process of switching between applications.”
The MC connects to a host workstation computer via Ethernet. In its simplest form, the workstation sees the controller as a normal keyboard and trackball, making it extremely easy to interface the unit with virtually any application. Combined with Euphonix’ EuCon high-speed protocol, that enables extremely fast network DAW access, the result is blazing performance. With EuCon’s bi-directional capabilities, the MC can receive high-speed data, such as metering, and reflect this on the control surface, facilitating fast and intuitive control.
“The ability to control Logic using the EuCon protocol is extremely impressive,” stated Jayaraj. “The interaction that EuCon facilitates makes controlling Logic with the MC faster and easier than any other controller I looked at. Within half an hour, I was very comfortable with the complete system.”